The Death of Sundance Film Festival

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  1. jones6 profile image59
    jones6posted 8 years ago

    Sundance Film Festival is corrupt and is under scrutiny by tens of thousands of filmmakers who have witnessed the unscrupulous misrepresentation of Sundance's film submission process.

      The JOM Film Revolt is a revolutionary mass movement in which thousands of seekers of truth are uniting in solidarity to crush the exploitative system that oppresses true art, and seize control of the mass market. The corrupt ruling class of Independent Film Festivals, Program Directors, and Film Distributors have suppressed TRUE INDEPENDENT FILMS and continued to support celebrities, sponsors, and take in millions of dollars in submission fees from filmmakers.  They are stealing, lying and misrepresenting themselves.
    To break down the corruption, we must stop supporting Hollywood, Sundance and any other film festival concerned only with lining its pockets with your money.

    1. psycheskinner profile image83
      psycheskinnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It seems to me that Sundance is what it is, and is successful because of it.  If someone else want to start a true indy festival, nothing is stopping them.  But it wouldn't give them the platform Sundance would?  No, and there's the rub.

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      although i have yet to watch the video on that site, but i did read everything you said in this forum and on that site.  however, you never exactly explain HOW it's corrupt AND WHY we need to stop it exactly?  seriously, if you want people to follow you, can you please explain to us how it's getting corrupt, and what exactly are you saying?

    3. Jeff Berndt profile image90
      Jeff Berndtposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Moviemaking is a buisiness just like any other. Or else it's an incredibly expensive hobby.

      Is it somehow bad to make money when making movies? I don't think so. In fact, I hope someday to do so.

      But if you want people to grab their torches and pitchforks, jones6, you'll have to follow Stevennix's eadvice and tell us why you think Sundance is corrupt, with evidence and stuff.

  2. mega1 profile image76
    mega1posted 8 years ago

    If people make money showing great indy films, all the better, as far as I'm concerned.  Why is it that whenever a group or person are successful, especially with somewhat radical ideas, there's a campaign to boycott and destroy them?  If we're going to be a capitalist country, we've got to stop punishing people for being capitalistic legally, with responsible methods, and succeeding! That's so counter- productive.  If not for Sundance many many people would not have gained awareness about the alternative film industry that is a real challenge to Hollywood.   What do you want for pete's sake?  You object to sponsorship by products and advertising?  Get real!  There are other independent film festivals - in California there must be like 20.  Sundance was just the first there and the biggest.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    there are other film festivals, but Sundance is promoted more and carries more prestige, or at least it used to, plus it has its own channel. sadly, many films submitted are never even watched, yet they have an entry fee for each film. bottom line is always money and celebrity power. sad but true.


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